|The ONESuit from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has received NFPA certification
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics announces that its first level B chemical protective hazmat suit, ONESuit Shield is certified to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1994 class 2 and 1992 standards.
NFPA certification is the gold standard in fire and hazmat safety and is often required for local, state or federal procurement of fire safety equipment.Following the NFPA 1994 Class 2 Standard on Protective Ensembles, ONESuit Shield protects first responders from terrorism incidents involving the use of chemical or biological agents. Under NFPA 1992, the new suit also offers certified protection against chemical liquid splash.
As Saint-Gobain’s first level B hazmat suit, ONESuit Shield features an open face design. With this design, the first responder’s self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) is worn outside the suit, allowing the user to remain inside the suit until the mission is complete.
“Our decision to engineer a Level B suit was based on feedback we received from firefighters, military personnel, law enforcement and occupational safety professionals who were looking for the quality of Saint-Gobain’s material technology in a Level B suit,” said Peter A. Kirk, II, market manager, Protective Systems, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.
ONESuit Shield features a unique mask interface, engineered for seamless mask compatibility and optimum comfort and security. The new level B suit was developed from Saint-Gobain’s proprietary high-performance Coretech Barrier Membrane, ensuring the flexibility and comfort that emergency responders have come to expect from the company’s Level A portfolio.
Saint-Gobain spotlighted its family of single-skin hazmat suits at the FDIC Show, March 24-26, 2011 in Indianapolis.